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Did you know Surry-Yadkin Electric pays a lot more for energy purchased when our members’ demand for electricity peaks? During off peak hours we normally pay much less for wholesale power. So you may be wondering, “If Surry-Yadkin EMC pays less for energy when we aren’t using as much electricity, why can’t I pay a lower rate too?”

You can! Shift to Save, our energy management solution offers a special rate for those who shift their energy usage from on-peak to off-peak hours. In the summer, peak hours run from 2 - 6 p.m. and in the winter from 6 - 9 a.m. By conserving during this time on this rate, members are able to see a major impact on their bill.

One simple phone call or email is all it takes to shift and begin saving!  

Click here to learn more about all of our time-of-day and demand rate options.

Peak Times

On-Peak and Off-Peak Hours shall be defined as the following:

  1. For the period April 16 through October 15, the On-Peak Hours shall be the hours between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

  2. For the period October 16 through April 15, the On-Peak Hours shall be the hours between 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

  3. The Off-Peak Hours shall be all other times.





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